Monday, 3 December 2012

Day 3 Christmas Scripture...Greetings

Day 3 of our 25 days of Christmas scripture focuses on Greetings.  How many people will you greet this Christmas season and what is the message people will come away with from that greeting? 

When we stop and think about how we present ourselves to others we hope they will see the fruits of the spirit in us.  Will they come away from that discussion seeing the Lord's good work through you?  How can we show others the Love of the Lord in what we do and say?  Don't forget to greet others with love, peace and laughter this Christmas season.  Get in the word daily and speak the word freely to others. 

At that time Mary got ready and hurried to a town in the hill country of Judea, where she entered Zechariah’s home and greeted Elizabeth.  When Elizabeth heard Mary’s greeting, the baby leaped in her womb, and Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit.   In a loud voice she exclaimed: “Blessed are you among women, and blessed is the child you will bear!   But why am I so favored, that the mother of my Lord should come to me?   As soon as the sound of your greeting reached my ears, the baby in my womb leaped for joy.   Blessed is she who has believed that the Lord would fulfill his promises to her!”
And Mary said: “My soul glorifies the Lord and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior, for he has been mindful of the humble state of his servant.
From now on all generations will call me blessed, for the Mighty One has done great things for me—holy is his name.  His mercy extends to those who fear him, from generation to generation. He has performed mighty deeds with his arm; he has scattered those who are proud in their inmost thoughts.  He has brought down rulers from their thrones but has lifted up the humble.  He has filled the hungry with good things but has sent the rich away empty.  He has helped his servant Israel, remembering to be merciful to Abraham and his descendants forever, just as he promised our ancestors.”

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